IMBC reports increase in registration

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Organizers report that early registration for the International Marina & Boatyard Conference has increased more than 50 percent compared with last year.

The conference will be held Jan. 30-Feb. 1 at South Florida’s Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center.

Preregistration for IMBC, produced by the Association of Marina Industries, is available until Jan. 25, after which attendees may only purchase tickets at the show.

“We are pleased with registration numbers thus far,” AMI president Jim Frye said in a statement. “We’ve added value to IMBC with more networking events and a revamped seminar series. We’re definitely seeing the effects of that already.”

Changes to the IMBC program this year include specific breakout seminars focused on inland marinas, coastal marinas, and boatyards and service and small-group workshops.

IMBC also will host more networking social events on the exhibit hall floor, such as an Oktoberfest-style beer tasting and a Casino Night social event.

To learn about these events, seminars, or the exhibit hall, visit www.marinaassociation.org/imbc or call (401) 682-7334.

Soundings Trade Only is the official media partner for the IMBC.

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